Category Archives: California

A closeup look at the Disneyland Cars Land Rose Parade float


My family watched the Rose Parade today on ABC, Channel 7, and we were hoping to get a good look at the Disneyland Cars Land float.  To my dismay the telecast barely showed it, which surprised me as ABC is part of the Disney Company. 

Fortunately I found a few videos about the float, which are included in this post.  Many thanks to Lisa Ryerson for putting her latest Cars Land video up on YouTube.

Here are a few more videos: Continue reading

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Things you can still do during the holiday passport blackout at Disneyland


Jacob Pedroza at Downtown Disney

Disneyland’s annual passports are a great deal but if you own the Select Passport you are now blacked out for the holiday at Disneyland and California Adventures from Dec. 21, 2012 to January 6, 2013.  Even the regular passports are blacked out through January 5, 2013.  Ouch!

Don’t dismay however.  You can still have fun at the Disneyland resort even during the holiday blackout!  Here are the top ten ways to have fun at the Disneyland Resort while we wait for the holiday blackout to end: Continue reading

Disney’s Cruise Line won’t be docking in Los Angeles in 2013


Disney Cruise Line

Photo Courtesy of Disney Cruise Line News

Disney Cruise Line Unveils New Itineraries and Ports for 2013

First-Ever Miami Departures and New European Destinations Provide More Options for Disney Cruise Line Guests

CELEBRATION, Fla. – In 2013, Disney Cruise Line will offer new itineraries, including an expanded portfolio of European cruises with new destinations such as Venice, Italy, and the Greek Isles. In addition, Disney Cruise Line will utilize a second homeport in Florida, with Caribbean sailings departing from the Port of Miami for the first time.

With the addition of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy to the fleet of cruise ships, Disney Cruise Line is able to take more families to more destinations around the world. Disney Cruise Line has always catered to the unique vacation needs of families, and next year will be enhancing the cruise options for guests — whether it’s sun and sand in the Caribbean, outdoor adventures in Alaska or experiencing the wonders of Europe.

Highlights of the Disney Cruise Line 2013 schedule include: Continue reading